2018 Katy (Tex.) defensive lineman Moro Ojomo was a year away from his own National Signing Day when SMU offered him right after TCU on the 2017 class' big day. His recruitment is one that will take off come spring time.
"It was nice. It was right after I picked up my TCU offer, which I picked up right before I went to bed and then woke up and had the SMU offer," Ojomo said. "It was quite exciting. They talked about the school and how they were excited to offer me."
On Saturday, Ojomo took in SMU's junior day where he got more attention from SMU defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt and the rest of the coaching staff.
"I liked the visit because they gave me a lot of attention. They had someone always there to answer my questions," said the 6-2, 255-pound defensive lineman. "He's a really nice guy. He treated my family well. It was a really nice time."
The academic side of things is what Ojomo and his family are keeping close eye on through the recruitment process.
"The education was really nice. We also liked how respectful they were," the junior said. "They said their business school is really highly ranked in the nation. They have incentives for GPA and they had the highest GPA the football team has ever had. It's a balance, but I'm not going to go to a school that doesn't have a good academic standard."
There wasn't much football talk, but the SMU staff did convey they'd expect him to play early.
"They talked about how they like my motor and they see me being able to come in and potentially start as a freshman," Ojomo said. "They said I could come in and kind of come in like Ed Oliver and find a place for me."
Baylor got a visit from Ojomo and his family right after SMU and the two were polar opposites as far as attention goes with the Bears coaching staff hosting well over 100 recruits.
"I didn't like it. The thing about Baylor that turned me off... I felt like there were too many recruits there," Ojomo said. "I feel it's unnecessary to have that many people there on one day. I didn't feel like I could really talk to them because of the amount of recruits there. The campus and everything was beautiful, but as a first impression, I didn't like it.
"I talked to the coaches after and they said that I should come back up for a practice when there's not as many people. That was just the first visit I took when there was that many people there."
On his TCU visit a couple weeks back, Ojomo was impressed with what Gary Patterson has put together in Ft. Worth.
"I liked TCU. It was nice. I liked the facilities and the coaches. I like the balance between football and education," Ojomo said. "They've been the winningest Texas team in the 2000s."
Oklahoma State, the latest school to jump in the race for Ojomo, is expected to host him for the Pokes' spring game.
"I don't know when they have a junior day, but I'm supposed to go up for their spring game. I don't know necessarily about the academics," Ojomo said. "They had a talented team though last year so I'll still entertain them."
As far as his play on the field, Ojomo said that his energy he brings is what makes him successful on the field.
"My motor, definitely. I think I can move around on the defensive line. I'm very energized and I don't give up on the play. I feel I can change the momentum of the game."
Ojomo said he doesn't have a timeline on a decision, but notes that he expects to graduate early and will have a decision around December. He'll visit Texas on February 25 for the Longhorns' junior day and also holds a Texas State offer.